Jordan partakes in regional population conference in Beirut

Jordan partakes in regional population conference in Beirut
(Photo: Jordan News Agency, Petra)
AMMAN — Jordan's Higher Population Council (HPC) recently took part in the Arab Regional Conference on Population and Development, focusing on the challenges and prospects facing the region.اضافة اعلان

The two-day conference, held at the UN headquarters in Beirut, aimed to facilitate discussions and knowledge exchange among Arab countries and stakeholders. It provided a platform for reviewing the progress and challenges in implementing the commitments of the 2013 Cairo Declaration, emphasizing policy solutions to accelerate its implementation, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Jordan’s progress
Key points from Jordan's national review included the challenging circumstances faced during the last five years of implementing the Cairo Declaration, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges had a significant impact on various segments of the Jordanian population.

Despite these difficulties, the presentation highlighted substantial progress in multiple areas, including health, social, economic, political, and educational sectors. However, challenges such as the complex consequences of the pandemic, global economic issues, regional political instability, the refugee crisis, and geopolitical conflicts, like the Russian-Ukrainian war, were also acknowledged.

Jordan's population has more than doubled in the past two decades, reaching 11.4 million people in mid-2023, with refugees contributing significantly to this increase. This has placed added burdens on demographics, the economy, the environment, and security.

Conference recommendations
The conference concluded with recommendations to enhance institutional capacity through increased financing, the development of effective policy frameworks, implementation mechanisms, and coordination between sectors. These recommendations also emphasized the importance of data collection and analysis, research for evidence-based policymaking, mainstreaming gender equality, and enhancing sexual and reproductive services.

Additionally, adopting a comprehensive approach for all stages of life and strengthening regional dialogue and cooperation to address cross-border challenges such as forced displacement, climate change, and food insecurity were recommended.

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